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Town Crier Announces Suicide, Then Does It

December 07, 1987|Reuters

ISTANBUL, Turkey — A town crier announced his suicide over the municipal public address system today and then plunged five floors to his death.

Ismet Seven, the 47-year-old crier of Rize port on the Black Sea, told citizens he could not live on his salary and had been refused a raise, Anatolian news agency reported.

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